Men’s hoops OOC program includes road trips to SDSU and Creighton

The men’s basketball team has changed its attitude towards non-conference road games by Bobby hurley‘s six years with a few big wins and virtually no losses.

–A first look at the 2021-22 Arizona State basketball roster (by Erik Pierson, Devils Digest / August 2, 2021)

This will be put to the test again in 2021-2022 as Sun Devil’s non-conference schedule is out and includes road trips to two places where it’s difficult to play but Coach Hurley’s teams have there. already won, San Diego State and Creighton. ASU is 8-2 in non-conference road games under coach Hurley, as it was 8-22 in its previous 30 OOC road games.

BEST OOC ROAD RECORD IN THE BOBBY HURLEY ERA (2015-16 NOW)
Miami (Florida), 8-1 / 0.889
Arizona State, 8-2 / .800
Villanova, 12-4 / .750
Arizona, 5-2 / 714
Ohio State, 5-2 / 714


San Diego State and Creighton both competed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, with Creighton falling to Gonzaga in the Sweet Sixteen.

SDSU enters 2022-2022 having won an average of 24.8 games over the past 16 seasons (including nine NCAA tournaments that would have been nine in 2019-20) and won the Mountain West’s regular season title. Championship five of the last eight years.

ASU will play in the Battle 4 Atlantis during Thanksgiving and face the reigning NCAA Champion Baylor and Syracuse or VCU in the second competition.

SUN DEVIL 2021 – 22 NOVEMBER / DECEMBER SCHEDULE
November 9-Portland
November 11-UC Riverside
November 15-North Florida
November 18 in San Diego State
November 24 vs. Baylor at Battle 4 Atlantis (Nassau, Bahamas)
November 25 vs. VCU / Syracuse at Battle 4 Atlantis (Nassau, Bahamas)
November 26 TBD at Battle 4 Atlantis (Nassau, Bahamas)
December 1-Washington State (opening of Pac-12)
December 5 in Oregon (first Pac-12 road game)
December 9-Grand Canyon
December 14 at Creighton
December 19-San Francisco
December 21-Florida A&M

SUN DEVILS IN OOC ROAD GAMES UNDER BOBBY HURLEY (8-2)
ASU, 71, Grand Canyon 70 (December 13, 2020)
ASU 71, San Francisco 67 (December 3, 2019)
ASU 67, Princeton 65 (November 26, 2019)
Vanderbilt 81, ASU 65 (December 17, 2018)
# 20 ASU 76, Georgia 74 (December 15, 2018)
# 16 ASU 95, # 2 Kansas 85 (December 10, 2017)
ASU 74, State of San Diego 63 (December 10, 2016)
ASU 66, UNLV 56 (December 16, 2015)
# 5 Kentucky 72, ASU 58 (December 5, 2015)
ASU 79, Creighton 77 (December 2, 2015)

NOTES ON THE OOC CALENDAR …
–The Nov. 9 opener against Portland will be the third opener of the season. How have college hoops changed over the past 30 years? Bobby hurleyDuke’s junior season in 1991-1992 took place on November 25.

ASU’S FIRST SEASONAL BOOKS
Nov. 6, 2018: ASU 102, Cal State Fullerton 94, 2 OT
November 8, 2013: ASU 96, UMBC 61
November 9, 2019: Colorado 81, ASU 71 in the Shanghai / Pac-12 China match

–ASU leads the San Diego State Series 18-11, but the Aztecs won the last meeting in Tempe in December 80-68. Prior to that, ASU had won four in a row.

ASU VS. SDSU (2000-PRESENT)
San Diego State 80, ASU 68 (December 10, 2020)
ASU 90, State of San Diego 68 (November 14, 2017)
ASU 74, @San Diego State 63 (December 10, 2016)
ASU 55, State of San Diego 52 (December 19, 2009)
# 15 ASU 59, @San Diego State 52 (November 18, 2008)

–Grand Canyon and ASU played a fantastic game last December, with ASU winning 71-70 on a late three-point shot.

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